Category: Military fiction

THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH – coming September 2017!

Some breaking news to share with you all today – my next book, PARIAH, will be released this September! My publisher, Orbit Books, has a great write-up on the release. Here’s the scuttlebutt: Conspiracy, terrorism and traitors. Humanity is facing its greatest threat. This is THE ETERNITY WAR. The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme…


Book review: ALIENS: BUG HUNT (edited by Jonathan Maberry)

The ALIEN expanded universe now covers many media. We’ve had comic books, novels, video games and more recently even a new board game. However, BUG HUNT treads new ground. Sure, we’ve seen original fiction set in the ALIEN universe before, in the form of Dark Horse comics and novels, but this is the first time…


LAZARE EN GUERRE: LIVRE I – L’ARTEFACT released!

Yesterday marked the release of the French version of THE LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT! Published by L’Atalante, as LAZARE EN GUERRE: L’ARTEFACT, this has possibly the coolest version of my book cover ever… I love this cover in so many ways. It has a really retro SF vibe going on, which is very LAZARUS WAR. The art style…


New release: DIE LAZARUS LEGION

Today is the release date for the German edition of LAZARUS WAR: LEGION! It’s called DIE LAZARUS LEGION… Check out that awesome cover. I may even prefer this edition to the original! Very cool colour choices, and the German versions of LAZARUS WAR also have excellent production values. If you’re a reader who prefers to…


Top 10 trivia: THE LAZARUS WAR: ORIGINS

Join me for the latest instalment in THE LAZARUS WAR trivia series! Today we’re looking at ORIGINS, which is the third and final part of Conrad Harris’ saga… PFC Dejah Mason has changed her callsign to “Princess” by the time of ORIGINS. What can I say? I’m an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan. Some members of…


Top 10 trivia: THE LAZARUS WAR: LEGION

As promised, here’s the second instalment in THE LAZARUS WAR trivia series… LEGION is the action-packed sequel to ARTEFACT. But although it takes the technology and the adventure to a whole new level, there are a fair few Easter eggs hidden in there too. How many did you find?   PFC Mason is of American-Martian descent….


Top 10 trivia: LAZARUS WAR: ARTEFACT

  It’s great when a reader gets in touch about one of my books; nothing quite makes your day like a Twitter message or an email through the website. Sometimes that contact is just to tell you that they enjoyed the story, but sometimes it’s also to ask about something in the book. THE LAZARUS…


Early review of LEGION: “thrilling military SF”

For Winter Nights has just published a really nice review of LEGION! Appreciate the coverage, and it’s great to see that readers are enjoying the new book. Here’s an excerpt from the review: “The setting and context for the Lazarus War series are fabulous! Here we have mysterious artefacts that hint at strange alien species…


SciFiNow Exclusive: Top 10 badass spaceships

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release of LEGION, SciFiNow has published an article that I wrote about my favourite and starships of SF! “As an author writing space opera, I’ve got to know my stuff about what makes a starship kick some serious butt. Let’s take a look at the 10 most badass starships…


Retro review: ARMOR by John Steakley

John Steakley’s ARMOR (1984, Daw) is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to Heinlein’s STARSHIP TROOPERS. In interviews given at the time of publication, Steakley is quoted as saying that he wrote the book to explore the combat elements of a STARSHIP TROOPERS-like universe: as a direct reaction to the lack of combat in SST….


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